One killed, two injured in migrant camp in Greece

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A 15-year-old Afghan boy was stabbed to death by a knife and two others injured in the Moria immigrant camp on the island of Lesbos, the official Athens News Agency reported Sunday.

The stabbing incident occurred Saturday night at a center for unaccompanied minors when the boy attacked a group of young Afghans with a knife, for reasons unknown.

The camp has about 600 minors and is designed to accommodate 160 people, the agency said.

Thousands of migrants and refugees now spend months in Moorea and other overcrowded camps on the island waiting to decide on their files.

Greek officials say the delay is partly due to the large number of immigration and asylum applications from economic migrants who do not meet the asylum requirements.

Human rights organizations warn that the length of the waiting period is harming migrants who suffer the risk of death on their way to Greece and the future uncertainty that awaits them from a delicate psychological situation.

The new Greek government has announced that it intends to speed up the processing of asylum claims and return those rejected to Turkey.


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